14 Oct 2014

And she ran: Paxton Cota continues to excel, beat records in SF State cross country

At her Southern California high school, SF State cross country runner Paxton Cota spent less time tearing up the race course, and more time socializing. “I remember at first I

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11 Oct 2014

Despite cold temperatures, men and women’s cross country place fifth at SF State Invitational

A total of 21 cross country teams came out to Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadows Friday afternoon to compete in the 2014 SF State Invitational, where they fought through chilly

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30 Sep 2014

Women’s cross country drops out from Sonoma State Invitational

Nearly snatching first place in the team’s season opener, SF State’s women’s cross country team decided to drop out of the Sonoma State University (SSU) Invitational scheduled for Oct. 4,

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20 Sep 2014

Mother nature cannot hold the Gators back, team proves successful at first cross country match of the season

A drizzle-coated Golden Gate Park Speedway Park Thursday morning proved to not be a challenge for SF State men and women’s cross country teams, which kicked off their seasons against

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09 Sep 2014

Cross country members hunger for a return to Nationals

After finishing the 2013 season in eighth place in the West Region of the NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country rankings, SF State’s men’s cross country team enters the new

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12 Nov 2013

SF State runner clinches spot at cross-country nationals

The SF State men’s and women’s cross-country teams were unable to punch a ticket to the NCAA Division II National Championship meet during the West Region regional meet Saturday morning

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05 Nov 2013

Cross-country runner strives for nationals despite lingering injury

Every morning, Zuleima Bernal wakes up in pain. Once she’s up, she paces her room and hopes movement will quell the sharp strain in her right heel before she heads

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29 Oct 2013

Cross-country has small victories despite illnesses during CCAA meet

[set_id=72157637111228303] The SF State cross-country teams’ toughest opponent at last Saturday’s California Collegiate Athletic Association championships was not one of the conference rivals running the wooded trails beside them. Surprisingly,

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22 Oct 2013

Cross-country teams prep for championship meet in Chico

The SF State cross-country teams will kick off their post season Oct. 26 at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship meet in Chico, Calif. It is the first of three pit

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15 Oct 2013

Cross-country Gators place second overall in annual SF State Invitational

[set_id=72157636602222884] After weeks of competing on the road, Gator cross-country teams hit home terrain to dominate most of the competition at the SF State Invitational last Friday. They came in

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10 Sep 2013

Cross-country Gator trains in Ethiopia with Olympic legend

SF State’s top cross-country runner, Bruk Assefa, went back to Ethiopia — his homeland — over the summer, and did what few people experience in their lifetime: train with an

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26 Aug 2013

Gators set on running to Nationals

Drew Feldman, a second year cross-country runner, chose to redshirt last season. He drove himself to meets and used practices as an opportunity to challenge the active runners. But this

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26 May 2013

Graduating SF State athletes discuss life after college

Summer is fast approaching and graduation is lurking around the corner. Many of SF State’s graduating athletes, from cross-country to volleyball, spent most of their college lives deeply involved in

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21 May 2013

Student athletes gear up for summer training

With the semester coming to a close, it’s time for those overstressed, overworked students to unwind and kickback in the summer glory. But for student athletes, the end of the

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06 Nov 2012

Men's cross country heads to National Championships

Clinching a berth for the first time in school history, the SF State men’s cross country team is headed to championships after finishing fourth at NCAA Division II Regionals in

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06 Oct 2012

Gator cross country teams earn top spots at Crystal Springs Invitational

The SF State cross country teams placed in the top three at the Crystal Springs Invitational Saturday morning as the Gators hosted their second and final home invitational of the

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15 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: SF State cross country teams finish strong at Golden Gate Park invitational

The SF State cross country teams opened their season with a strong performance at Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow. The men finished first overall and the women managed to hold

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11 Sep 2012

SF State cross country team welcomes new assistant coach Sam Ahlbeck

Most collegiate athletes see getting injured as a roadblock to their future in the sport; other competitors, like Sam Ahlbeck, view it as an opportunity to do more. Ahlbeck, 25,

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24 Oct 2011

SF State cross country teams ready to wrap up exemplary season

It’s hard for a cross country team to be badass.  It’s just not one of those sports.  There’s no contact.  The athletes are petite by necessity.  Nothing about cross country

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07 Oct 2011

Men's cross country team places first at SF State Invitational, women's team places fourth

Captains Brian Trejo and Tyler Deniston led the SF State men’s cross country team to its fourth straight win at the San Francisco State Invitational Friday afternoon.  Zuleima Jimenez finished third

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19 Sep 2011

SF State men's cross country wins Sundodger invitational in Seattle

The SF State men’s cross country team won its second straight meet by winning the collegiate open race at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, WA on Saturday. The Gators finished first

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13 Sep 2011

VIDEO: Sports reporter Mike Bebernes races freshman track star Paxton Cota

Xpress sports reporter Mike Bebernes, 28, decided to challenge California Collegiate Athletic Association runner of the week, Paxton Cota, and it did not go well for him. Cota runs for

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06 Sep 2011

Two Gator athletes named all-conference runners of the week

For two athletes on the SF State cross country team to be named California Collegiate Athletic Association runners of the week at the same time is remarkable. This feat becomes more

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23 Aug 2011

Men's cross country focuses on improvement, unity for next season

The 2011 SF State Men’s Cross Country team is entering uncharted waters. The team finished 2010 with its highest ranking on record and all signs point to even brighter returns

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17 May 2011

Student-advisory role a highlight for runner Fernandez

For Max Fernandez, cross-country offered a way to get out of fifth period in high school without having to skip class. The idea to join the cross-country team was first

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